Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : jbig2dec vulnerabilities (USN-5405-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 160724


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5405-1 advisory.

- libjbig2dec.a in Artifex jbig2dec 0.13, as used in MuPDF and Ghostscript, has a NULL pointer dereference in the jbig2_huffman_get function in jbig2_huffman.c. For example, the jbig2dec utility will crash (segmentation fault) when parsing an invalid file. (CVE-2017-9216)

- jbig2_image_compose in jbig2_image.c in Artifex jbig2dec before 0.18 has a heap-based buffer overflow.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected jbig2dec, libjbig2dec0 and / or libjbig2dec0-dev packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 160724

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5405-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/9/2022

Updated: 5/9/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-12268


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:jbig2dec, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjbig2dec0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjbig2dec0-dev

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/5/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/24/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9216, CVE-2020-12268

USN: 5405-1